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I am often asked by fellow members of this site, whether on not a photograph of mine can be used either for use as reference or for manipulation as part of another artwork.

The answer to this question is yes, feel free to use any of my photographs for such purposes. I ask only that if the finished piece is ever uploaded online, that you give me the courtesy of being credited. I also ask that you link me to the finished piece as I do enjoy seeing what artists do with my photographs.

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Daniel Wales
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United Kingdom
Current Residence: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Favourite photographer: John Dibbs
Personal Quote: Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
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Little Nellie
This is the Wallis WA-116 Agile which is know to many as "Little Nellie". She will be particularly familiar to fans of a certain James Bond, for her from her staring role in the movie "You Only Live Twice".

She was designed by the legendary Wing Commander Ken Wallis, a man with a distinguished flying career, who flew Lysanders and Wellingtons during the war, and even went on to fly the massive Convair B-36 Peacemaker while flying with US Strategic Air Command. After his military career he was heavily associated with Autogyros, both flying and designing them and he was still flying them well into his nineties. This is how he came to be associated with the 007 franchise. Sadly he passed on a few years ago and a couple of his aircraft, including this very machine found their way to the Shuttleworth Collection, where she can be seen on display.

I was lucky enough once to capture him in an autogyro, arriving at the Old Buckenham airshow.

Wing Commander Ken Wallis by Daniel-Wales-Images


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You wait ages for a bus...
For the Shuttleworth, quite literally three turned up at once. :D

From right to left-

1913 Leyland S3 Wellingborough Omnibus Company
1921 Leyland G7 Dodson Charabus
1923 Leyland SG7 White Rose
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There seems to be some positive progress with regard to Messerschmitt BF-109E "White 14" at Biggin Hill. It seems today she was out for engine runs, which can only mean that she is getting closer to flight.

We in the UK have been very much anticipating the day she joins the circuit and is back in the sky. Having previously been owned and operated by the Ed Russell group in Canada, she was acquired by the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar a few years ago. However she needed an engine overhaul before returning to flight and this has been slower than anticipated from what I gather.

However it looks as though progress has been made and the thought of seeing this fighter in the sky is very exciting indeed. She is one of only two original German built BF-109s that are airworthy on the planet, and an example of a variant that would have seen combat during the Battle of Britain. Ironic then that she would eventually be based at Biggin Hill, one of the RAF fighter stations that saw some of the heaviest combat during the battle.

FInally after all these years, we have the potential to see correct to era variants of all three iconic fighters from the Battle of Britain flying together. Spitfire, Hurricane and BF-109, and why not throw in the Blenheim for good measure. FIngers crossed that this will happen soon.

Some footage of the engine run. :)

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I
The Shuttleworth Collection 2017.

"Hawker Hurricane Mark I, R4118, was delivered new to 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron at Drem on 17 August 1940. During the Battle of Britain it flew 49 sorties from Croydon and shot down five enemy aircraft. After being battle damaged on 22 October 1940, the aircraft was rebuilt and taken on charge by 111 Squadron at Dyce on 18 January 1941. There it was flown on patrol over the North Sea and was again in combat. Over the following two years it was used primarily as a training aircraft with 59 and 56 OTUs, and was rebuilt a further three times following major accidents, including hitting a lorry on the runway and being stuffed into a snowbank!

In December 1943, R4118 was crated at Cardiff and shipped to India as a training aircraft. However it was never needed and remained in its packing case in Bombay until 1947 when it was struck off charge. It was donated to a university for engineering instruction. The fuselage was stood outside in a compound with the propeller, wings and tailplane laid on the ground. There it remained until June 2001 when Peter Vacher was able to conclude six-year-long negotiations and R4118 was loaded into a container. The aircraft was restored to flying condition over three years.

During its lifetime, it was fitted with no fewer than five Rolls-Royce Merlin III engines, and underwent four major rebuilds. It is still powered by a Merlin III . It is said to be the most historic fighter aircraft to have survived the war.

Meticulous restoration was undertaken by Hawker Restorations Ltd in Suffolk. This included fitting every piece of equipment which was in the aircraft during the Battle, such as the first of the VHF radios (the TR1133), the Identification Friend or Foe unit, the original 8 Browning machine guns, and the camera gun in the starboard wing."
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Hawker Hurricane Mk.I
The Shuttleworth Collection 2017.

Hawker Hurricane Mark I, R4118, was delivered new to 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron at Drem on 17 August 1940. During the Battle of Britain it flew 49 sorties from Croydon and shot down five enemy aircraft. After being battle damaged on 22 October 1940, the aircraft was rebuilt and taken on charge by 111 Squadron at Dyce on 18 January 1941. There it was flown on patrol over the North Sea and was again in combat. Over the following two years it was used primarily as a training aircraft with 59 and 56 OTUs, and was rebuilt a further three times following major accidents, including hitting a lorry on the runway and being stuffed into a snowbank!

In December 1943, R4118 was crated at Cardiff and shipped to India as a training aircraft. However it was never needed and remained in its packing case in Bombay until 1947 when it was struck off charge. It was donated to a university for engineering instruction. The fuselage was stood outside in a compound with the propeller, wings and tailplane laid on the ground. There it remained until June 2001 when Peter Vacher was able to conclude six-year-long negotiations and R4118 was loaded into a container. The aircraft was restored to flying condition over three years.

During its lifetime, it was fitted with no fewer than five Rolls-Royce Merlin III engines, and underwent four major rebuilds. It is still powered by a Merlin III . It is said to be the most historic fighter aircraft to have survived the war.

Meticulous restoration was undertaken by Hawker Restorations Ltd in Suffolk. This included fitting every piece of equipment which was in the aircraft during the Battle, such as the first of the VHF radios (the TR1133), the Identification Friend or Foe unit, the original 8 Browning machine guns, and the camera gun in the starboard wing.
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Hawker Tomtit
The Shuttleworth Collection 2017.

Unfortunately after this flight while landing, the undercarriage suspension travelled a bit further than it should have, and the aircraft came to rest leaning to one side with her wing touching the ground. It turned out that one of the bungee suspension cables had snapped on landing. Thankfully there was no damage to the aircraft and repairs should be simple, I can't imagine that this will result in any time away from display duties.
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This is a rather niche question for enthusiasts of British aeroplanes. Which of the following two quintessentially British aircraft manufacturers is your favourite? 

93%
110 deviants said de Havilland Aircraft Company
7%
8 deviants said Miles Aircraft Ltd

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Thank you so much for the fave! Much appreciated, my friend! :happybounce: Hug
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Thanks for the favs of my F-106 and T-33 pics!
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Photographer
You're welcome, it's always a pleasure when you dip into your archives. :)
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Thanks for the fav!
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coldstares Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Hello my friend!!! I hope that you are doing well! Thank you so much for the support, I appreciate the watch more than you know!!! It is such a pleasure to meet you, best wishes my friend. I am sure that I will see you soon!!! :D
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kanyiko Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the recent faves!! :hug:
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Thanks for the favs of my CAF acft pics!
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner May 14, 2017   Photographer
Thanks for the faves. That's high praise coming from you, with all your amazing photos!
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav:!! :hug:
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kanyiko Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav:!! :hug:
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favorites. :D
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner May 11, 2017   Photographer
You're very welcome! Great work! :)
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
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ErdemDeniz Featured By Owner May 8, 2017
All of your photos are awesome :)

Best wishes and kind regards
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Frandsen5 Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you mind a silly question? I was just in an argument with my brothers about a Curtiss P-40e. Do you know what material the elevators were made of originally? I tried Google and Wikipedia, and they're thrilled to inform me all about the guns and engines. Since it's late at night I thought I'd skip the internet search and go straight to the expert :-)
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Edited May 5, 2017   Photographer
I believe P-40 elevators were aluminum alloy structure, and fabric covered. :)
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Frandsen5 Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness! :happybounce: We were watching videos of lost and recovered WW2 era planes, and all the elevators were rotted out, and I said they were fabric, and my brothers laughed like that was the stupidest thing they've ever heard! HA! I didn't read all that stuff way back in grade school for nothing after all! (aaaaannnd I'm not going to bring it up again to lord over them, but I'll sure treasure it in my heart that I was right!!)

Thank you thank you!!!!
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner May 11, 2017   Photographer
That was far from a stupid thing to have thought. It shows that you must be a very logical thinker to have worked out from the absence of covering that it must have decayed, and therefore was likely to be fabric.

I like that you are not the sort to gloat too. After all, those that know the most tend to say the least, and I think that is because those that have a thirst for knowledge understand that the acquisition of knowledge is it's own reward. :)
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Hi :wave: You have with your loved ones a Happy(Super Super late D: ) Birthday and many happy years and this year God fill you with blessings and happiness my friend. =P :hug: :iconballoonplz::iconballoonplz::iconballoonplz: :iconballooonplz: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:  :hug: :hug: :huggle: :huggle: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :airborne: :airborne: :airborne: :iconponyhugplz: :iconapplejackplz: :icondragonhug: :airborne: :wave: :w00t: :w00t: :#1: :#1: :popcorn: :love: :meow: :meow:  :iconcaekplz: :icongiftplz: :iconpinkiepiecakeplz: :icongiftplz: :icongiftplz: :icongiftplz:  :iconballooonplz: :iconballooonplz: :iconballooonplz::icondragonglomp: :cake::iconhappybirthdayplz: :iconpresentplz::iconcheerplz: :iconlabeatplz:
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kanyiko Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the recent faves...

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... and a very Happy Birthday to you!! :glomp:
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Happy Birthday,  Daniel!  😁 
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday!Party 
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